Stop Calling It Responsive Design—It’s Web Design

If I ask what is responsive design what do you think about? Relative measurements like % and em over absolute measurements like px? Do you think of breakpoints? High resolution images, the picture element, and srcset? Maybe you think about deliverables in the browser or site performance on mobile devices.

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Thoughts About Responsive Navigation On Mobile Devices

One of the things I think about a lot as a web designer is how to organize content and how to create navigation to it. I assume you think about it a lot as well. With every site I think about what kind of system will help visitors move about and find what they’re looking for.

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Responsive Images Demo—Srcset, Picture, and Image-Set

It’s one thing to understand how to do something and another to actually do it. For the last few weeks I’ve been talking about responsive images, specifically the srcset attribute, the picture element, and the image-set() value on the background-image property. Along the way I promised a demo, which I’m presenting today.

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Why People Love And Hate Responsive Design

The phrase responsive design generates a lot of passion. Web designers seem to either love it or hate it. Why is that? Why is the phase so charged with emotion?

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Why Do So Many Responsive Sites Look The Same?

Do you think too many responsive sites look the same? It seems to be a very common perception. If you do think they look alike, have you thought about why? Is it something inherent in responsive web design or are there other reasons?

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